On July 5, Quadrivium’s expert Nadia Bureiko spoke on promises and hopes in the countries of Eastern Partnership between global players at the Antall József Summer School in Budapest
On July 5, Quadrivium’s expert Nadia Bureiko together with Adam Reichardt from New Eastern Europe and Zsolt Csepregi from the Antall József Tudásközpont were discussing promises and hopes in the countries of Eastern Partnership between global players.
The particular attention was focused on the greatest achievements of the EaP during the last ten years, the impact the changes within the EU had on the EU’s (and its member states’) policy/policies towards the EaP countries, the EaP goals beyond 2020, etc.
According to Bureiko, the EaP goals for the nearest future should be very clear for both the EU itself and for the EaP countries, flexible that will enable adjusting to the needs of a particular EaP country and also rewarding. Despite being Euro-optimist constructivist by her nature, Bureiko acknowledges that today the conflict of values, if appears, can be counterbalanced only by the unity of interests. Therefore, she argues it is of a great significance to clearly promote not only the European values but also the European interests within the EaP – until 2020 and beyond. The EU has to be vocal re the interest in the region. Otherwise, the EU’s voice will be less heard taking into account the other actors which are intending to increase their presence in the region.
The panel discussion was part of the Antall József Summer School in Budapest. Launched in 2013, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week educational programme that this year has revolved around the role of the Visegrad Countries in regional partnerships.